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The Islets at Port-Villez (Les Iles à Port-Villez)

Claude Monet

European Art

On View: Beaux-Arts Court, South, 3rd Floor
Painting from a flat-bottomed studio boat, Claude Monet captured the effect of shifting light on the river Seine in pastel hues. Short, hatched strokes suggest the jutting volumes of an island’s foliage, losing definition in the ripples of the river’s reflection.

In 1890 the painter had purchased a home at Giverny, near Port-Villez, where he focused on studies of the river.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES 1897
    DIMENSIONS 32 3/16 x 39 3/4 in. (81.8 x 101 cm) frame: 41 5/8 x 49 1/4 x 4 7/8 in. (105.7 x 125.1 x 12.4 cm)  (show scale)
    SIGNATURE Signed and dated lower left: "Claude Monet 97"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Beaux-Arts Court, South, 3rd Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 68.48.2
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of Grace Underwood Barton
    RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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    CAPTION Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926). The Islets at Port-Villez (Les Iles à Port-Villez), 1897. Oil on canvas, 32 3/16 x 39 3/4 in. (81.8 x 101 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Grace Underwood Barton, 68.48.2 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.48.2_reference_SL1.jpg)
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